We have assembled an experienced staff to create your dream wedding. Let us take care of every detail so you can enjoy your special day. This historic Victorian hotel and iconic restaurant are located on Cayuga Lake just 7 miles from Ithaca and the perfect wedding destination in upstate New York. Servicing Cornell and Ithaca College alumni returning from around the world for the past 70 years, we have become a favorite destination for people living in Rochester, Syracuse and the finger-lake region. You will never locate another establishment that can deliver the flexibility and personal experience as well as the Inn at Taughannock. Upon request, permit us to provide you with a personal tour of our property and a complimentary tasting of our menu.
Contact us today for additional information about our wedding offerings.
The Inn at Taughannock is proud to announce a new dedicated event space called “ENCHANTMENT!” This well appointed garden setting was designed to be the perfect location to host both large and intimate gatherings. The garden offers several options to stage a wedding ceremony, all with stunning views of Cayuga Lake in the background. We also can make the necessary arrangements to host your ceremony in front of a beautiful waterfall, just walking distance to our next door neighbor, the Taughannock Falls State Park.
Enchantment is located adjacent to our beautiful Victorian Inn, built in 1873, which offers a wonderful photographic backdrop to any event. There are numerous choices within Enchantment to host a cocktail reception or gather with family and friends around our two fire pits or massive fireplace. We maintain a spacious 100 x 60 translucent sailcloth tent throughout the season, large enough for any wedding! Under the tent is a 35-foot long bar certain to insure quick service throughout your event. The Inn at Taughannock, known as one of the finest restaurants in the Finger Lakes area, will provide your event with your choice of cuisine and serve your guests one of the most exceptional plated dinners. For pricing, packages or to schedule a complimentary tasting and tour of our property, please contact our event planners at 607-387-7711.
Enchantment is available from May 1st through the third weekend in October. Our glamorous sailcloth tent 60 x 100 with translucent fabric (not pictured) offers many different lighting options at night to personalize any event.
The Inn Inn at Taughannock’s fine dining restaurant offers panoramic views of Cayuga Lake from every restaurant window! On certain occasions the restaurant will close for a private party or wedding. Hosting an event that includes live music or a DJ does require booking all the 6 guest bedrooms on the second floor as part of your package. These luxury accommodations can be used for your overnight lodging at the Inn.
Our event planners can attend to your every detail for your event.
Our chef is delighted to customize any menu or made to order cuisine, certain to impress your guests. The inside of the historic Victorian home built in 1873 is in impeccable condition and serves as a wonderful backdrop for any bridal couple. Please contact us for more information regarding this space at 607-387-7711.
The Jones Room: Named in honor of the original owners, John and Mollie Jones, who built this magnificent Victorian home in 1873. Their original private dining room has become the perfect venue to host all types of private events. The room can seat up to 36 guests for an elegant sit-down plated dinner and we are delighted to organize the tables in any configuration you desire or empty the room entirely for use as a conference space or dance floor.
This room has been used for all kinds of family gatherings over the decades, including family reunions and graduation parties. The most popular uses are for smaller weddings, bridal parties, rehearsal dinners, farewell brunches and celebration of life dinners, for those who have passed on. The Jones Room is located next to our cozy mahogany bar, which leads to an outside patio, which has commanding views of Cayuga Lake. The patio also offers guests an inviting atmosphere to have a drink around our fire pit conversation area. Events held in the Jones Room can expand onto the deck, bar or into other rooms on the hotels first floor, if arrangements are made in advance, with our event planner.
Throughout your private dinner at least one dedicated wait-staff will be standing by to service your every need. You’re welcome to work directly with our chef to customize the meal you wish to serve at your event. We’re also delighted to create a customized menu for your event, a fun keepsake for all to take home!
The Hillside-guest-house residence is the perfect location for any family’s basecamp when organizing a wedding weekend. The home may be rented in its entirety and can serve as both a place to sleep the family and host a wedding either inside or in your backyard. The spacious living room is a perfect to throw a bridal shower or hold a late night post wedding party. This newly renovated home has 6 bedrooms and sleeps 12 in luxury bedding and marble bathrooms.
The largest suite entitled, Le Grande, boasts a beautifully decorated living room, dining room and new modern kitchen, all with views of the lake! The backyard was graded level in 2018; an idyllic location with a white pergola to hold a ceremony and room for a small tent to service a party up to 80 people seated for dinner.
The hotel will attend to every detail, such as setting up a full bar and providing a buffet style dinner service under the tent. The beautiful white pergola is a simple, but elegant altar to take your wedding vows. The views of our tranquil pond and Cayuga Lake make for a wonderful backdrop, a perfect photographic setting to preserve the memories of your special day!
The backyard venue may not always be available and must be rented in conjunction with renting the entire Hillside residence. Based on the time of day you want to hold your wedding and date, this venue may be the perfect location to throw a smaller wedding at the Inn at Taughannock. Please contact our event coordinator at Info@innattaughannock.com or call us 607-387-7711.
The Inn at Taughannock has a rich and romantic history as a wedding location since it opened to the public in 1935. We are located at the gateway to the Cayuga wine trail, just seven miles from Ithaca, New York. Many Cornell and Ithaca college alums return to take their vows! Our twelve-acre campus has five buildings with twenty-six guest rooms
to accommodate your family or wedding guests.
Surrounded by the Taughannock Falls State Park, every wedding overlooks beautiful Cayuga Lake, just a short stroll away to the lake or the lovely little waterfall to hold your ceremony,
at no additional charge within the Park.
Your wedding is the one day you and your family and friends should remember forever. We can help you turn any dream into a reality! We believe no two weddings should ever be the same, so let’s make it special. Do you like fireworks? Let our professional pyrotechnic team design a fireworks show just for you!
How many people have a 215-foot waterfall as the backdrop of their wedding photos? We’ll make all necessary arrangements with the State Park for your photo shoot at the foot of this breathtaking natural wonder! We can also hold your wedding ceremony by the lower waterfall or next to Cayuga Lake, we’ll take care of all those details! We offer a variety of boats and classic cars, perfect to enhance your photo shoot.
We are delighted to take smaller groups out on sunset boat tours while we enjoy a private wine tasting on Cayuga Lake. Our event planner can set up a golfing expedition for the golfers in your party, arrange a wine tasting tour, help plan a day of hiking and anything in between!
Lakeview is a private house that offers an exclusive bridal retreat with a private master suite, marble bathroom and cozy living room. When the bridesmaids stop by to prepare for the ceremony, the space also has a private make-up and hair salon, massage rooms and on-site fitness center. A perfect refuge, as you're pampered and relax in front of the fireplace, while your bridesmaids enjoy hors d'ouvres and champagne. Enjoy a manicure and pedicure as everyone gets their hair and makeup applied by professionals. Retire in the secluded Bridal Suite overlooking the lake while everyone dresses for your big day.
During the wedding reception, our staff will pack your bags and relocate you to the Honeymoon Suite on the third floor of the Victorian Inn, where you will spend your wedding night in the most romantic setting on campus.
After the band has played its final number, when others have called it a night it’s just you and your closest friends and family...Adjourn to one of our fire pits for late night conversation and a few more toasts! We know you don’t want this night to end. We’ll keep the flames going late into the evening so you can make s’mores or arrange for a breakfast bar for all your late night partiers!
Yes, you can...!
The Inn at Taughannock has five buildings; each one may be rented on an as-needed basis or rent the entire 12-acre campus. This destination wedding location encourages you to rent and control the entire property, which includes every guest room, our private houses, bar, restaurant, all the grounds and fire pits. Best Dry Rieslings, fun wine tasting region!
This is your day and we want you to be exceptionally happy with all the details! We would be delighted to personalize our menu to incorporate your distinctive taste. All food selections must be completed 60 days prior to your event. We offer a complimentary menu tasting after you have committed to our venue. However, we would be delighted to provide a limited tasting of our entrees, free of charge, even if you’re still undecided. Please contact our event planner to set up a time to taste the menu.
All wedding packages include your very own on-site wedding planner, who will assist with your every need until you depart. This personal assistant is how we achieve your every expectation of this landmark event. Once we have received your deposit holding the venue location and date, we will provide you with a complete list of our preferred vendors, which we highly recommend. Of course you are free to pick and choose anyone you like, other than the catering and bar service we provide.
Our culinary staff will meet or exceed your culinary requests. Quite honestly, that is one of the main reasons for getting married at The Inn at Taughannock! With our remodeled kitchen and CIA trained chef, we are sure to exceed your expectations.
We offer a variety of bar packages by the hour and can also provide a cash bar, consumption bar or just wine and champagne service. Any and all combinations you can imagine! All guests under 30 should expect to provide proof of age.
Yes, we do require a non-refundable deposit in the amount of the Venue fee to hold your date. Below is a schedule of payment:
• Due at signing: Venue fee deposit is due.
• Four months prior to wedding date: 50% of remaining total estimated cost due
• 30 days from wedding date: Contractual Balance paid in full
• Any remaining balance is due at check-out the following morning.
• All deposits are non-refundable.
If you have rented the guest rooms closest to your wedding venue, we may be able to extend the wedding hours for an additional cost. In all exterior venues, the band must lower its volume no later than 11 PM. New York State law requires us to stop serving alcohol sales by 1 AM. If you have rented one of our private homes, you are welcome to keep the party going on behind closed doors!
Menus & Arrangements
Weddings booked a year or more in advanced are subject to an increase of 15% on food costs. All prices are subject to change (up to a 3% increase) up to 60 days prior to your event. No outside food or beverages may be brought into Inn at Taughannock events, except for wedding cakes.
We will do our best to provide you with the first choice of any guest rooms you may need for your special day. The requests must be submitted at the time of signing the wedding contract. The Inn at Taughannock cannot guarantee any additional guest rooms availability at a later date. We do collect a 50% deposit on all reservations and will refund the deposit 10 days prior to your stay, for rooms you no longer need.
The Inn at Taughannock has five buildings and 26 total guest rooms.
THE VICTORIAN INN
The Victorian Inn is the ultimate in luxury. Transport yourself to another era when you stay at any of the six rooms in this beautiful Victorian Inn. Overlooking Cayuga Lake, next to the Taughannock Falls State Park these exclusive rooms are meticulously appointed with antique beds, top of the line bedding and antiques. Many of the rooms have been restored or upgraded with new marble bathrooms. A beautiful lounge next to the guest rooms is available only to the hotel guests residing on the floor to enjoy for reading or cards, chess or backgammon. It’s a great place to try the Finger Lakes wine you purchased earlier in the day as you socialize with others.
Our Hillside Private home is located within Taughannock’s campus and is available to rent in its entirety or on a room-by-room basis. This spacious 5,000 sq. ft. Cape Cod home has just received a major renovation! Guests may rent the entire house which includes a spacious living room with all new furniture, a wet bar, 65” flat screen television, expansive windows offering views of Cayuga Lake, a shared dining room space, breakfast room and fully equipped modern kitchen. The entire home has six bedrooms and can sleep up to twelve people in one of the three bedrooms with king beds, two bedrooms with queen beds and a bonus room with two twin beds.
Most bathrooms have been beautifully remodeled, with marble. The Hillside’s driveway is conveniently located just steps away from the front door, close to all guest quarters. The large back yard is a perfect place to enjoy with your family or friends gathered around your own real fire pit, or share a bottle of wine under our charming pergola as you enjoy the calming pond it overlooks.
The classic modern style of the Edgewood suites offer VIEWS unlike any other! Each room boasts an intimate private balcony with stunning lake views. Most would agree that there’s no need to leave, as guests have the option of double luxurious queen beds, or an upgrade to a king bed room with built in spa jacuzzi tub. All Edgewood rooms offer comfortable modern amenities including televisions, air conditioning, kitchenette in every room and use of our laundry.
Wake up to the sound of birds and wildlife at your door step outside and take a breath of fresh air while listening to the sound of rushing water. No, you’re not camping in the wilderness - it’s all in a perfect night’s stay in the Parkview Suites! You’ll be transported to the trail when you step outside your door, with with air conditioning, luxury linens and running water! Parkview is also our pet-friendly hotel equipped with dog beds and dog bowls for your canine companions.
LAKEVIEW — COMING 2020!
Lakeview is a private house with a master ensuite and a spacious living room. The second half of the house is a professional salon, perfect for the bride and her bridesmaids to be pampered with hair styling, make up mani pedi on the wedding day. This is our recommendation where the bride should stay the night before her wedding. We will be happy to pack you up and relocate you to our bridal suite while the ceremony is underway.
If there’s anything we’ve missed or if you would like more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please contact our catering event team at 607-387-7711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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